My first purchase, which led to a serious makeup addiction, was Bare Essentials the starter kit. Comes with brushes, and a cd that explains how to put the makeup on. At first the price seems steep, but it is worth it. I bought it because I wanted a flawless complection for my wedding. It did just that and it is so light it feels like you aren't wearing any makeup. Also Nar blush in Orgasim....best blush EVER!!!